So this is my 10/23 post on 10/24 as I was a bit under the weather yesterday. I seemed to have picked up a bug from my little Charlie R., who was running a fever last week.
Sunday night I went to bed really early, then slept in Monday morning. Charlie R.’s parents were kind enough to make other arrangements for him that day, for which I was truly thankful. It allowed me to sleep off and on until about 3 p.m. when I actually felt better.
Honestly, I woke up Monday morning sounding like some husky smoker broad. It was rather a bit of a fright. But a great day of rest and I was in much better shape by the afternoon.
My sad news is I totally blew the 30 Day Jump Rope Get Fit Challenge. However, I have the plan and once I am recovered I shall jump again!
Chalking it up to old age, I just went through several posts and corrected the ###/365 numbers. No, I did not make note of it on each page so sorry for my followers who just got pinged again with old posts.
Jump Rope Personal Challenge: Event 5
Event 5 of the JRPC opened today and I am at the point I just want it over with. It was fun to jump each challenge. In a few months I will do it again. Sometime. Sometime in the many months future. Probably sometime in the far future.
In fifteen attempts to do a double under I got close twice. It was hot. It was humid. The air in the box was barely moving in the smaller back area of the box. In order to meet the challenge of 250 single unders in the sultry Alabama summer, I pressed forward, leaving the double under for another day. Originally I set the board up for 1,000 singles but after hitting the first one hundred I felt my muscles whispering – 2 5 0 and stay focused!
Oh my gosh. Years ago, like way more than twenty, I could jump rope fairly well. I could one foot, two foot, run up and downhill while jumping, criss-cross, boxer step, and alternate feet jumping, heel touch, jack jump, and sissor jump too. Now, I am happy to just keep the rope turning after years of inactivity.
In 2014, when I started at 26.2 CrossFit, jumping ropewell again became my goal. Here I am four years later and I still stink at it, in my mind. What is worse is I still have never done a proper double under. Honestly, I am happy if I can string 30 consecutive jumps together with a speed rope. Granted, I had three, yes 1 – 2 – 3, foot injuries this year so that has slowed my progress down but that is no excuse.
This year I discovered CrossRope. Picking up the Limited Edition Heavy Set and falling in love with it (having not yet jumped with Brunhilda – rolling my eyes) I ordered the complete serious of ropes with an extra set of handles. And finally, over all of my injuries, I have made it through this, my first Jump Rope Performance Challenge, except for….
Today was the CrossRope JRPC Event 4: 500 Single Under jumps with a 2 pound rope. I was all excited for this challenge until today when the hours flew past and it was actually time to go to the box to get it done.
The battle for my workout mind took place between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. The subliminal whining began at 5 p.m. and never let up until I was down to the last 150 jumps. Well, maybe that was the last 120 jumps. It took me thirty minutes just sitting around to get to my rowing warm-up, and I love to row, normally.
But not today.
Actually it was not until the last 60 jumps that I finally felt my heart and mind align for a moment, just to hear, then believe, that I could push through to the end with gusto!
Thanks be to Heavenly Father for hearing my prayer to help me focus and not quit. It was His spirit touching my heart to move forward with that wonderful push through at the end.
It has been a year of midday to late afternoon and some evening WoD’s for me since moving to Alabama. It has been, well, not bad. I am definitely more a morning workout kind of person and that is better for me.
Today I started back jumping rope. It felt so fantastic. It was around 9 or so in the morning, 250 jumps timed, taking me about three minutes to complete the task. For me, that was great. I was elated and my feet were happy.